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I Strive To Be Wiser

If your goal in life is not wisdom and knowledge, then you are wasting your life! 467 People

    Follow Your Dream

     As a kid I was always a dreamer. I always wanted to travel the world and experience other cultures. Maybe it’s because I was brought up in a multicultural family and this fact made me more curious towards other peoples. Anyway since early childhood I wanted to find a...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 11, 2010

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    I Was Ignorant Until Adulthood

    You might say it was due to being "kept down" by my ex. When I left him, my world exploded like a flower blooming! Suddenly I was free to use the internet...BY MYSELF! Read books in the woods and not be made fun of or worse. I'm older, so the social media world didn't keep my...
    DelicataAqueum DelicataAqueum 31-35, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Circuitous Road To Self Love

    Many a self help guru of today exhort the idea of 'self love', 'self acceptance' as building blocks of one's development, progress and success in life. Every one of these Gurus and fly-by-night self help experts have recipes, formulae , drills and ready reckoners to achieve...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 1, 2012

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    Turnaround

     In school I was a mean girl and with two of my friends we could have been the inspiration behind that movie that was titled the same “Mean Girls”. We were the fashionistas who were the trendsetters not only in fashion but also other stuff. Other girls envied...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    You Don't Know What You Have Until You Lose It

     I was always whining about my life, but basically I had everything. I had a decent job, a good car, I lived in a small house that I actually owned and my life in general was fine. Even when I grew up I had many things people in third world and developing countries could...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 3 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    This Is Wisdom.

    It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. by John Wooden
    firespryte firespryte 41-45, F Aug 30, 2012

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    'i', The Budhdha

    I escaped the vices of the palace in search of some thing that will help me escape the misery of humanity. From the hermit living in the mountain pass to the monk in the mystic valley , every one I met said to me that there is no escape from misery. They made me promise them...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 21, 2012

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    Generosity

    I gave my pie to a homeless person today.... i immediately regretted it.
    Sublimelovecuts Sublimelovecuts 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    Live your life like this!

    Do more than exist ....live. Do more than touch ....feel. Do more than look ....observe. Do more than read ....absorb. Do more than hear ....listen. Do more than think ....ponder. Do more than talk ....say something ~John H. Rhoades~ www.wisestories.com
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 17, 2010

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    Always Express Your Feelings

     I am a very reserved person; some might call me shy too. The fact is all my life I have been a very introvert human being. You can get by with this characteristic in life, but sometimes it is just not good, especially when it comes to expressing your feelings to others. All...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    Disease

    It's strange...I am unable to settle into the face that a moment of anxiety will pass, and even if the rationale is understood, I freeze. I think about him. Not about him per say, my therapist referred to it as "romancing" and the way to fix it is to "begin with the end in mind...
    amberskyfades amberskyfades 22-25, F Mar 6, 2013

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    Why We Argue

    Unlike other species of the animal kingdom where territorial disputes literally begin and end at the boundaries of their territories, human territorial disputes transcend to emotional boundaries. It is a gift as much as a curse depending on the way you look at it. Gift because...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 29, 2012

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    Don't Idolize Others

     I was always telling my kids: don’t idolize others because you don’t know them. You see only a surface what is far from being the reality. Kids have the tendency to pick idols and then try to copy them. My kids were like that too. Both of them picked idols and...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 16, 2010

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    'i', The Budhdha

    I escaped the vices of the palace in search of some thing that will help me escape the misery of humanity. From the hermit living in the mountain pass to the monk in the mystic valley , every one I met said to me that there is no escape from misery. They made me promise them...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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    Dont let your mind turn to mush pick up a book

    or do something productive to boost your brain activity, you wont regret it when your older
    BluSpade1 BluSpade1 18-21, M Jan 27

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    I Want Strive To Be Wiser.

    I'm not there yet but I'm getting there.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Nov 24, 2011

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    Choices And Circumstances..

    Every human without exception, chooses the life he/she leads. Often times we say 'because of the circumstances, had to opt a particular life'. But , if we look closely in an unbiased ,objective manner and contemplate, we will find that the circumstances are completely irrelevant...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 22, 2012

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    Being Homeless

     I have never ever in my life thought I could be homeless and I would be living on the streets. I was born into a hard working, working class family. I grew up with seeing good examples in my parents and they always emphasized the importance of studying and hard work. They...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 17, 2010

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    IntrovertedPersian IntrovertedPersian 18-21, M Jul 30, 2013

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    It'S Slow Going.....

    It seems I may never get any smarter,wiser, or any less of an idiot
    Solagurl Solagurl 41-45, F Nov 27, 2013

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    Trophy Wife

     I was married to my husband for 10 years. He is a very successful businessman who likes the good life. When I met him I was 24 and he was 43. He was married and had two kids from his previous marriage. After having an affair with him for a year he left his family for me. He...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 21, 2010

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    Be Sweet To Yourself

    I have decided to love myself the best way I know how.  Growing up I had warm and loving mother and Iremember the little things she used to do to care for me.  My mom---what can I say about my mom? I remember as a child hersmile and the gentle way she used to talk to me.  I...
    livelongandprosper livelongandprosper 31-35 Nov 20, 2011

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    My Ann Frank Diary

    I'm a faceless voice. A voice from the streets. This is my story, Its my Ann Frank Diary. You can go ahead and call me John Brown. Grew up in low income housing my whole life, from the ghetto apartments to good apartments but infested with what I looked at as "hero's" or I guess...
    NewLifenNewSoul NewLifenNewSoul 22-25, M Jan 9, 2013

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    Gaining Morals From The Oddest Places

    Once when I was younger someone asked me if I had Supermans abilities what would I do with them. Of course as a child all I thought about was flying and visiting places and doing pretty much whatever I wanted. Today I was asked the same question after all these years. My answer...
    yourblacknight yourblacknight 26-30, M Aug 20, 2013

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    Never Envy

     Sometimes we envy others. We look at people we know and just wish we had what they have, even though most of the times we see a surface only. I was like that too, I tended to envy others especially successful and wealthy people. This view changed and you will see what I...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    Words Of Wisdom

    Words Of Wisdom "More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." - Harold J. Smith If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Those who walk with God reach their destination. When you are down to nothing, God is up to something...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Aug 22, 2013

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    Realization

    If people do not behave to my liking , why do I always try to correct them, prove that they are wrong and I am right ? At every given instance I try to do this one-up-man thing and 'Look I told you already '. 'I know this more than you do'. I am not a bad person. I know it...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Are You Ready To Learn More (aka Baby Steps To Wisdom) ?

    There isn't a better teacher than experience and there isn't better facilitator of learning than time. Each day holds in it's sack for you an exciting collection of experiences. Throwing one at a time, churning your intellect, and enriching your conscience, it unfolds in front...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Soft Beauty~~ (copy)

    Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart Each of us has our own strengths and beauty inside Achievements and goals we have aquired over time Ultimately we have to reach deep within ourselves To know how much we love and are loved each day You are always beautiful...
    Raindrop000 Raindrop000 51-55, F Aug 22, 2010

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    One Small Step For Man ..

    I was as fast asleep as a 5 month old baby could be when Neil Arm strong and his crew achieved that 'one small step' feat on the moon. History was made on that day. Also were made legends. Only after 10 years , during my elementary school , that I had a chance to read this...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Aug 26, 2012

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    You Are What Your Company Is

    Looking back at my earlier stages of my life as an adult helps me understand some things better about life. I have always believed that improving as a person is the goal of life and to be able improve sometimes we have to look back to see where we came from. If you ask many...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    A WISE STORY:__________ A Lexus

     I was always told by my immigrant parents growing up that  money does not buy you happiness and that after a certain point accumulation of wealth and material objects will not make you worth more as a person. Even though I heard it several times, I set my goal early in...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    This Is Very True

    I don't want to be smart, I want to be wise...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Aug 24, 2010

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    A WISE STORY:__________ The Balance in Life

     My old uncle, Jim is one of the most amazing old dudes you can meet. There is just something about him that blows you away. He is very intelligent, very wise, funny, cool, friendly and very talkative. He is an interesting character who traveled a lot in his life, who was...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jul 8, 2010

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    Perfect Girl

    I am so tired of the images of women in film, Televison and commercial. And how it influences me even though I don´t want to. Therefore I have made a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38h6St_z-oo It´s something I am sure a lot (most?) of the women all over this world can...
    piatjader piatjader 31-35 Apr 24, 2013

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    I Strive

    I strive,Everyday,To be a wiser man,The wiser I am,The better,The more ,I can help.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 20, 2011

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    Metamorphosis Of Non-universal Love..misery.

    All forms of love except that which transcends the physical nature and attributes , and that which is all pervasive, results in misery. This idea is not as complex and profound as it may sound. Simplistically put, such love, whose object is physical form and physical attributes...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Helping

     My father had cataract, which is a disease that causes the eyes to develop clouding in the lens of the eye. He gradually lost his vision of both eyes and he went blind. My father is a very independent person and all his life he tried to depend on as little help as possible...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 10, 2010

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    Realization

     I was born into a wealthy family. My dad has been a lawyer and my mom has been a business owner. Both of them have been hard working individuals and basically they built from scratch everything they have. I grew up in Long Island and our house was more like a mansion...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jun 13, 2010

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    My Goals: Then And Now. &Amp; My Inspirations Using The Letters In My Name

    I remember when I was only 9 years old and I wanted to be a nurse or someone like my mother because she does amazing for what she does as a tech. But then, I saw fashion shows, clothes, and inside of me I wanted to become a model. I did modelling until I was 17 because they tried...
    erinbk1993x erinbk1993x 18-21 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    Being rich and empty

     Many people think that being rich is the best thing in life. You can afford anything in life, you can buy nice cars and vacation houses, you can own a yacht even an airplane, you can buy all the fancy clothes, you can travel anywhere you want on your jet or a commercial...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    A WISE STORY:__________ A Rude Hotel Guest

     My aunt is a great lady. She is a very quiet one but when she does not like something she lets the other one know. She is also someone who never hurts other people and who does not like to see other people suffering. She is a resident of Upstate New York and she has a...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Jul 11, 2010

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    I've Learned

    I've Learned I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. And it's not the end of the world. I've learned that it takes...
    amundeep amundeep 22-25 Jun 27, 2012

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    The Equilibrium Called Life

    From planetary movement through the actions of tiniest of the life form on earth , each follow law of equilibrium. There is a semblance , balance and order. Although it looks chaotic and confusing to the naked eye ( thanks to our limited comprehension), the entire universe is a...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M Sep 2, 2012

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    A Wise Quote About Success

    'Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ' By Larry King  www.wisestories.com
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    Romantic Husband

     My wife always knew – even before our marriage -I was not the romantic type. I haven’t bought  flowers without any occasion to her, I have never overwhelmed her with kisses and hugs and frankly I have never been into holding hands either. She has always...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 Jun 15, 2010

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    A WISE STORY:__________ A Gold Digger?

     My parents immigrated to the United States 20 years ago when I was 5. They came from Mexico with nothing but a couple of small suitcases and me. They knew one relative in New York who they wanted to go to for some help but after we left Mexico we ended up being in St. Louis...
    wisestories wisestories 31-35 2 Responses Jul 4, 2010

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    I Can See No Hope

    no hope for me lol I read a book or a wisdom seconds later i forget what i read with this memory i'm screwed :'( even if i'm wise i can't show it to people because i'm sociophobic :'(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    To Be Less Foolish

    I don't really. I actually strive to be less foolish. I don't think one can just strive for wisdom the way one might train to be a sports star or learn one's multiplication tables. Wisdom, it seems to me is all too rare, and seems to come with a long life and rich experience...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Sep 17, 2012

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    Everyone Is A Genius At Least Once A Year. The Real Geniuses Simply Have Their Bright Ideas Closer Together.

    'Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. ' By Georg C. Lichtenberg www.wisestories.com
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    Related Experiences

    HANK WILLIAMS "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" Now you're lookin' at a man that's gettin' kind-a mad I had lot's of luck but it's all been bad No matter how I struggle...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Here are some quotes I wrote enjoy!! ^_^ What's forgotten can still be found and What's found can still be lost. -Strive Forever Life is what you make it just like home is where...
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    I strive too hard to be different. I strive too hard to be unique. This is my flaw. When I get the simplest of tasks I'll always think "so what can I do now to stand out from the...
    theorangefreak theorangefreak 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    As I grew up in school, I felt like I was invisible. As if I was only in school to fill up an empty chair in a crowded classroom. I would always put myself in some competition with...
    MovingOnWithTaintedHands MovingOnWithTaintedHands 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Your inner strength is what drives you to succeed and prosper in life and love. The emotions that control your thoughts should always be love and happiness. The strength comes from...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M Mar 19

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    You belong. That voice that tells you you're alone, it's not a friend of yours. IT. IS. A. LIAR. Stop believing it. instead stay here awhile and rest your weary mind. Forgive...
    geminina geminina 31-35, F Mar 27

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